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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a computer programmer from Utah. I like martial arts and animation. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with musically talented parents, home schooled with my 8 siblings, and just graduated with a Computer Science degree. I like hiking, illustration, video games, martial arts, animation, singing, science fiction, and ballroom dance, and I want to become a skilled free-runner. I appreciate classical music because of my mother, and rock-and-roll because of my father.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At first I followed this belief simply because it's what I was taught. As I anticipated serving a mission, however, I decided I better make sure for myself if it is really true because I was going to spend 2 years teaching other people about it and inviting them to come unto Christ, I'd better make sure I don't just believe in it, but know for myself. So I did a lot of soul searching, praying and studying of the scriptures to find my own answers. I didn't get a clear answer right away but little by little I got spiritual assurance and spiritual experiences, and as I served my mission (taking a leap of faith), I received even more powerful spiritual confirmation in my mind and heart. I always felt and knew that God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son were real and cared about me, but now I know also that they have a Church on this Earth that teaches correct principles and gives access to greater blessings and happiness than the world has known for a long time. My hopes and dreams center around the truths I've learned in God's church and I want to share that with my friends.

How I live my faith

Every week we meet together to teach each other and share spiritual experiences in Sunday School. In my apartment complex there are many young single adults who are starting college. Some of them feel lonely and overwhelmed being out on their own for the first time. Meeting at church is like a home away from home, so I try to talk to someone new every week and sometimes we'll give one another rides or go to lunch during the week. We also attend sacrament meeting to remember and renew promises we've made with Jesus Christ - this gives us a spiritual boost for the rest of the week and helps us make things right with Him when we've made mistakes. We each get to participate and serve in the Church in different ways. Last year I helped manage the funds for our local group so we could pay for activities and food, and I processed tithing and charitable donations. Singing with my friends in the choir at church is fun too. During the week I study the scriptures a little each day and keep in touch with my Heavenly Father through prayer. I talk to Him about my job, dating, plans for the future, problems I need to figure out, and my friends and family. He always helps me out, and when things don't turn out right, He helps me learn from it. I like to share what I'm learning from the scriptures and from church with my friends. It helps us connect in a meaningful way and inspires us to do good in the world. I apply what I've learned wherever I can in my life. I'm certainly not perfect at it, but when I remember to, it makes a huge difference. Having Prophets and Apostles to learn from is especially a great advantage in life! When I listen to what they say, it gives me hope and a clear way to deal with the confusing things in life, and helps me see past the distractions and realize my potential as a child of God. When I follow their teachings I feel more alive and excited about life, and the most important things and people in my life fall into place.